Transport efficiency with Analyzer

Using Analyzer to measure and increase transport efficiency

To analyze the transportations done during a time period to obtain KPI for transport efficiency is valuable to determine how to better plan for future improvements, identifying inefficiencies and where to allocate resource to reduce costs. SCA is Europe’s largest private forest owner with 2.6 million hectares of forest in northern Sweden. With this resource, SCA has developed an industry that can refine the forest in several stages. SCA therefore has control over the entire supply chain. The supply chain includes their own sawmills, paper and pulp mills. As a mean to enhance its processes, SCA wants to evaluate transportation efficiency and create a KPI for better understanding and basis for improvement in logistics structure.

Solution

By actively using the Woodflow Analyzer, SCA can evaluate and analyze transports performed over a certain period of time on a weekly basis. Using information on loading and unloading, delivery date, assortment and quantity, Woodflow Analyzer calculates a theoretically optimal logistics solution that is compared with the actual transports performed. The difference between reality and optimum is the only way to calculate transport efficiency because the conditions for the real transports are constantly changing. Comparing average transport distances or average cost between weeks for example, does not give a relevant key figure because the reality differs between the weeks. On the other hand, comparing the actual outcome with what is theoretically optimal for the same period makes it possible to create a key figure that is comparable over time. The percentage difference between reality and the theoretically optimal is a valuable KPI to use in comparisons between different time periods and regions. Woodflow Analyzer is also an excellent analysis tool for identifying potential improvements in planning and decision making.

Customer

SCA

Problem

Evaluating transport for one-year, detailing transport efficiency.

Solution

Using Woodflow Analyzer

Keywords

#Transportationefficiency #Optimization #Businessanalytics #AI #Digitaltwin